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Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division have the necessary capacity and experience to support one of the Army’s new Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFABs), New York’s congressional delegation told the Army’s senior leaders on Monday. The letter comes as the Army is selecting locations for two more of the units — aimed at conducting advise-and-assist operations with allied and partner nations — after establishing the initial ones at Fort Benning, Ga., and Fort Bragg, N.C. The lawmakers point out that Fort Drum has the existing infrastructure to absorb a new SFAB after losing a brigade combat team several years ago, reports the Watertown Daily Times. … A ribbon-cutting ceremony held last week at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., marked full operation of a 114-acre, 10-megawatt solar array and battery storage project. SunPower Corp. built the system and will sell the energy it generates through a power purchase agreement that is expected to save the Army about $80,000 annually, according to the Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville. “I’m confidant projects like this one will help Army installations meet the high standard of resilience,” said Jordan Gillis, acting assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment. “The solar array coupled with the battery storage system provides increased energy diversity and cost avoidance to Team Redstone.”

 

Army photo by Sgt. Joseph Truckley

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